Rockaway Metro
Rockaway Metro logo
Locale Rockaway, Hollister, New Chandler
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 20
Number of stations ≈400
Daily ridership 4,500,000 (weekday approximation)
Headquarters Rockaway
Began operation June 19, 1885
Operator(s) Rockaway Transit Authority
Headway 8 min (weekdays)
5 min (peak times)
15 min (express trains)
20 min (late nights)
System length 700 mi
Track gauge 4 ft 8.5 in (standard gague)
Electrification Third rail
Average speed 35 mph
Top speed 81 mph
The Rockaway Metro is a Rapid transit in the RockawayDamascus area in Hollister, New Chandler, as well as the surrounding suburbs. It is one of the most extensive and popular metro systems in the world, expanding to 19 lines and hundreds of stations, with one proposed line, since its opening in 1885. It is the second busiest and largest system in the world, trailing the New Chandler Metro in New Chandler City. The Rockaway Metro operates service around the clock 365 days a year.